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Trickett, Edison J.; And Others – Exceptional Children, 1993
The Classroom Environment Scale, revised for use in special education classrooms, was administered to students in 79 special education classrooms in 16 residential and day treatment schools. Psychometric analyses showed that seven of the nine aspects of the classroom found in the original scale were reliably reported in special education…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Day Schools, Disabilities, Measurement Techniques
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Palmer, David S.; Borthwick-Duffy, Sharon A.; Widaman, Keith – Exceptional Children, 1998
Analysis of responses to a new scale evaluating parent perceptions of inclusive educational placements for students with significant cognitive disabilities found that parents (N=460) of children currently in special day classrooms were positive regarding possible social benefits of inclusion but apprehensive regarding the quality of educational…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools
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Gajria, Meenakshi; Salvia, John – Exceptional Children, 1992
This study, with 30 students with learning disabilities (grades 6-9) and 15 nondisabled students, found that instruction in a 5-rule summarization strategy significantly increased reading comprehension of expository prose. Strategy use was maintained over time, and students were reported to generalize its use. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools